“When the Student is Ready, The Teacher Appears”

In this episode, Dr. Knight discusses the spiritual and practical phenomena of “When the student is ready, the teacher appears”. In a spiritual context, the manifestations of situations arise in our lives in an attempt to teach us various lessons in life. When the student reaches a point of “receptiveness” of learning this particular lesson in a cognitive, emotional and spiritual sense, the teacher (an event, purpose, object) will appear. In the same sense, as learners, we must be  prepared, open and receptive to learning before anyone can really teach us anything..particularly in the sense of being a life-long learner….and engaging in higher level learning or metacognition.  As educators, the teacher who appears when the student is ready is the educator who is focused on the learner, constantly assessing when the learner is ready for deeper  and active level learning.  Dr. Knight provides practical ways for both educators and learners , as both partners in the learning process, to best optimize readiness for learning.

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